Hereford College of Arts

Course Leader – BA (Hons) Games Design

Hereford, Herefordshire
£34,572 to £40,285 pro rata per annum
12 Mar 2024
12 Apr 2024
Job Level
Contract Type
Part Time

0.8 - 1.0 FTE

Come and join our exceptional team at Hereford College of Arts and build on the rich legacy of work and achievements going back to 1853. We are proud to deliver transformative creative education and have been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted for our FE provision and have some of the very best 2023 NSS results in the country. HCA is a dynamic independent arts school with the ability to collaborate across disciplines to develop empowered dynamic creatives for a changing world. Our students consistently win national awards in a range of disciplines. We have an industry relevant set of HE courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level with plans to expand and the BA (Hons) Games Design course is part of this development

Hereford city and the wider region are also full of ambition, with a new engineering university in development and Herefordshire Cultural Partnership galvanising arts and collaboration across the region. HCA is rooted in an exceptional place and connected to the world.

The College seeks to appoint a highly creative and committed individual to launch our newly validated BA (Hons) Games Design course. Are you an ambitious, energetic, change making pioneer? Then this is your opportunity to author the course you know needs to be delivered to develop the next generation of digital creatives. Work in a dynamic independent arts school with the ability to collaborate across disciplines to develop empowered dynamic creatives for a changing world. The role will include technical and creative teaching whilst developing the ethos and content of the course. Alongside this, you will manage co-ordination and delivery of the course as well as supporting the enhancement of the student experience.

Our broad-based degree explores a broad understanding of games design working within a wide range of disciplines, equipping our students with the professional skills needed to succeed within the industry as it develops. This is a chance to bring new ideas to the table to ensure our students are prepared for the changing shape of modern careers, bring new industry links and a vision for the future of the games industry.

The successful candidate should have proven expertise and professional experience in the field of games design. It is also desirable that candidates will have experience of programme leadership within Higher Education and teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level. HCA employs many dual professionals and has a successful track record of supporting staff to move between industry and education at the start of their academic careers.

For more experienced applicants there is the chance to be the new Head of School, and take on additional responsibilities across a number of programmes, alongside leading our BA (Hons) Games Design. Details for this opportunity are available on application.

Join our exciting team and be part of the ambitious future of HCA.

For an informal discussion about the role or to find out more about joining this dynamic creative community please e-mail

Closing date for applications: 12th April 2024

Interviews will be held in week commencing: 22nd April 2024